YouTube Originals teams up with Michelle Obama for a learning focussed series

MUMBAI: YouTube creator and actress Liza Koshy joined former US First Lady Michelle Obama, Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, Lana Condor, and Ng Thanh Vn (Veronica Ngo), and the Today show’s Jenna Bush Hager on a visit to a school in Vietnam as part of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, which promotes adolescent girls education around the world.

This trip will be documented as part of a new YouTube Original special, ‘Creators for Change with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education’. The group met with girls benefiting from an education program of Room to Read, a nonprofit organisation working with the Girls Opportunity Alliance to support adolescent girls education in Vietnam. YouTube will also send creators to India and Namibia to profile other girls education efforts supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance and share the stories of adolescent girls around the world who are overcoming adversity to pursue their education.

This special will be the first installation of a forthcoming ‘Creators for Change’ learning-focused original series, which will feature international luminaries and YouTube creators who are bringing global attention to the stories and causes close to their hearts. The series is set to premiere in March 2020 on YouTube. Details and participants for additional episodes will also be announced next year.

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